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Sr. Process Safety Specialist - Additive Manufacturing in New Kensington, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose of the Job:
  • This is a newly created to provide leadership and EHS technical support across the Additive Manufacturing efforts at ATC and potentially the BU locations implementing this technology.  This position will utilize technical knowledge and/or experience in combustible particulate safety and industrial hygiene to identify, assess, and control risks associated with metal powders.
Major Activities / Key Challenges:
  • Evaluate implementation success of protocols/procedures created for powder health and safety.
  • Provide frequent field presence to observe practices, answer questions, and coach on EHS implementation.
  • Lead continuous improvement of new procedures/protocols through relationships in the field.
  • Drive consistency across powder handling areas at ATC and throughout Arconic, where it applies, through implementation of common procedures.
  • Identify areas and processes that require unique protocols/procedures based on variables identified that affect risk and lead cross-functional teams to identify effective controls.
  • Apply relevant codes such as NFPA, NEC, IBC, DHA, DOT, and Al and Ti association documents to enable goals above.
  • Facilitate Project Environmental Health and Safety Reviews and Dust Hazard Analyses,
  • Create and implement prioritized powder safety risk management plan in collaboration with Process Safety Manager.
  • Communicate across ancillary groups involved in powder area support such as emergency response team, machine shop, analytical, maintenance, and central engineering.
  • Influence integration of Human Performance thinking and tools into all aspects of the business to minimize potential for incidents associated with human error.
  • Develop and facilitate powder safety training.
  • Define experimental projects needed to identify risk variables for continuous improvement of safety protocols/procedure development.
  • Simplify control concepts in order to communicate and deploy them in a manner that is understood by field personnel with a broad range of education and experience backgrounds.
Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education:
  • Demonstrated Leadership capability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA, NFPA and Building Code requirements
  • Strong process / systems safety thinking


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, or Safety from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 7 years experience in process safety and/or industrial hygiene in an R&D or industrial environment.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. 
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.  ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. %22Green Card Holder%22), Political Asylee, or Refugee. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Safety, or Related Field
  • 7 years of experience in combustible powder safety system design and implementation
  • 7 years of experience working in Additive Manufacturing related processes
  • 7 years of experience working in an R&D or start-up environment
  • Knowledge of Arconic health and safety requirements